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Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« on: April 25, 2019, 08:35:35 PM »
GT40 in the snow at Niagara Falls, I think on the American side ? We see some British cars in the background, from the left, a light blue and black Sunbeam Alpine, a black Austin or Morris 1100, and the two tone car is also English, I think ?

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 08:44:59 PM »
Mk. 11 at the take out ! original car ? time frame 1980s,  I think it's possible.

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 09:04:03 PM »
GT40 in the snow at Niagara Falls, I think on the American side ? We see some British cars in the background, from the left, a light blue and black Sunbeam Alpine, a black Austin or Morris 1100, and the two tone car is also English, I think ?

Same GT40 perhaps.

https://www.legendarymotorcar.com/inventory/1966-ford-gt40pr-1291.aspx
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 11:37:16 PM »
GT40 in the snow at Niagara Falls, I think on the American side ? We see some British cars in the background, from the left, a light blue and black Sunbeam Alpine, a black Austin or Morris 1100, and the two tone car is also English, I think ?

Same GT40 perhaps.

https://www.legendarymotorcar.com/inventory/1966-ford-gt40pr-1291.aspx

Yep, same GT40. One of the road cars P/1028. I would think the Niagara photo was taken in the late fall / early winter 1966.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 08:26:55 AM »
Guess I'll throw these up on this thread also in case some people missed them -

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 12:31:36 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 12:52:00 PM »
^^^ reminds me of the Matchbox I had as a kid  :)

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 02:59:42 PM »
6R07mi, thanks for posting the image of the Ford GT & the station wagon, that was on the contents page of Car & Driver magazine back in the day with the caption "A chicken in every pot, and a Ford in every garage"  ;)

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 03:05:21 PM »
propayne, thanks for those photos of the GT, I believe that car was on display at the 1968 Universal Exposition in San Antonio Texas. Do you have a better resolution shot, I wonder what it says on the door ?  F1  Le Mans  Sebring Hemphill Ford, can't make out the rest ?
Here's a couple more related to that.

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 03:15:14 PM »
Curious juxtaposition of the display being positioned in front of graphics illustrating some heavy-duty military hardware.

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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 04:57:32 PM »
Honker - yes, the pictures I posted are from the 1968 Hemisfair held in San Antonio Texas.

That is at the Ford Pavilion - those display photos wrap around the wall. Besides the military pics there is also a pic of the Cougar II (Cobra based) show car.

You can look at more pics and order high resolution prints here:

http://digital.utsa.edu/cdm/

I originally posted the picture here:

http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=5109.0

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2019, 12:57:23 PM »
GT40 in the snow at Niagara Falls, I think on the American side ? We see some British cars in the background, from the left, a light blue and black Sunbeam Alpine, a black Austin or Morris 1100, and the two tone car is also English, I think ?

Taken at the Falls before the "Clutch Artist's Motorama" in Buffalo. Frontier Ford was the Shelby dealer and Jerry Hamam was the "Hi-Po" salesperson and drove the GT40 around before and after the show. Part of the "GT40 promotion and disposal" program. I knew Jerry and saw the car at the show in 66.

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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2019, 04:27:33 PM »
Wasn't sure if this one fit with the two threads on the Shelby buildings started by "Szabo" so I'll post it here.

I think this image was on forum 1 also

The description said, press day at LAX. I don't know if this is GT/1046, the '66 Le Mans winner, or another car painted up to look like it ?

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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2019, 05:37:00 PM »
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Curious juxtaposition of the display being positioned in front of graphics illustrating some heavy-duty military hardware.

Not so curious after all, he replied.

A reminder that Ford had their Ford Aerospace Corporation that was a contractor for air-to-air and ground-to-air missiles and space systems. Ford Aerospace was also involved in building the Mustang GTP's carbon fiber tub. Then it was tested using computer finite element analysis, which was a big deal in 1985. 

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2019, 09:26:00 PM »
Wasn't sure if this one fit with the two threads on the Shelby buildings started by "Szabo" so I'll post it here.

I think this image was on forum 1 also

The description said, press day at LAX. I don't know if this is GT/1046, the '66 Le Mans winner, or another car painted up to look like it ?

Mike

It looks like the number '2' is a different font (bolder letter, but smaller size) than the car had at Le Mans. The stripes look silver, definitely not white.
Would anyone happen to know when the press day was in 1966?